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REGULAR MEETING – EDEN TOWN BOARD

2795 EAST CHURCH STREET

EDEN, NEW YORK

SEPTEMBER 13, 2000

7:30 P.M.

 

 

TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

            GLENN R. NELLIS                -           SUPERVISOR

            EDWARD C. KRYCIA, JR.   -           COUNCILMAN (Deputy Supervisor)

            MARY LOU PEW                   -           COUNCILWOMAN

            VINCENT V. VACCO            -           COUNCILMAN         

            GEORGE F. ZITTEL              -           COUNCILMAN (Absent)

 

DEPARTMENT HEADS PRESENT:

            Andrew C. Reilly of Wendel  -           Town Engineer (Absent)

            Ronald C. Maggs                     -           Superintendent of Highways

            Patrick M. Howard                 -           Chief of Police

            Paul Shephard                         -           Eden Emergency Squad

            William H. Laing                    -           Eden Fire Chief (Absent)

            Kevin R. Schoenthal                -           East Eden Fire Chief

            Susan Brass                             -           Recreation Director

            R.Ferris Randall                     -           Chairman Board of Assessors

Scott T. Henry                         -           Zoning Code Enforcement Officer

 

OTHERS PRESENT:

            William Trask                         -           Town Attorney

            Mary Jo Hultquist                    -           Town Clerk

            DianaRae Walker                    -           Deputy Town Clerk

           

 

 

Call to Order:

           

            Supervisor Nellis called the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board to order at 7:35 P.M.

 

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

 

            Supervisor Nellis led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag followed by a moment of silence for the beginning of the Eden Town Board fall term.

 

            Supervisor Nellis welcomed everyone to the Town Board meeting especially the students present who were in attendance as part of a class assignment for “Participation in Government”.

            Supervisor Nellis then made a presentation to Boy Scout Troop #603 for their participation in Project Impact for cleaning up part of Ryther Creek so that it would be able to handle flooding if it were to occur.  Supervisor Nellis noted that the Town of Eden has been designated by the Federal Government as a Project Impact community and that it is working on doing things in our community to make it disaster resistant.  Supervisor Nellis and the Town Board then presented to Boy Scout Troop #603 Certificates of Award for their participation in the Spring clean up of Ryther Creek.  The following members were:

LEADERS

SCOUTS

SCOUTS

4-H’ER   

PARENTS

 

Debbie Eckhart

Vern Impey

Daniel Soemann

Samantha Christ

Linda Skinner

Linda Christ

Justin Christ

Ben Broadway

 

Rich Skinner

Darlane Soemann

Aaron Christ

Alan Gorecki

 

Tammy Engle

MaryAnn Belasik

Erik Skinner

Cooper Belasik

 

Bill Sickau

Steve Cooperdock

Brady Engle

Chad Flynn

 

Jacqueline Gorecki

 

Kyle Sickau

Erich Arendt

 

Joe Flynn

 

Mark Soemann

Joe Spinks Jr.

 

Gerald Arendt

 

 

 

 

Joe Spinks Sr.

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis also made note that Mary Jo Hultquist, Town Clerk, Ruth Szalasny and Jane Henry are in the process of putting together the display cases located in the hall of the Town Hall pertaining to the history of the Eden Schools and welcomed everyone to come back and view the display.

            Supervisor Nellis then asked County Legislator Jeanne Chase to come forward.  Legislator Chase presented to the Supervisor a check for $10,100.00.  The check was a two fold Grant from the County of Erie, $8,100.00 was for the Eden Police Department for the Traffic & Safety Grant and a $2,000.00 Public Funding Grant for the Town Clerk’s office for enhancements to the Town Clerk’s office making it more user friendly and handicap accessible.

            Legislator Chase also reported that the County budget proceedings have begun and will be finishing up by late November.  In August even though they were not in session they were busy putting in place a network for the handling of the West Nile Virus that is currently plaguing communities in New York State.  The communities came together to learn about the West Nile Virus and put together the proactive network that is in place today.

 

                       

 

Approval of Minutes:

 

            Supervisor Nellis asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Town Board Minutes of August 9, 2000.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to approve the August 9, 2000 Town Board Minutes as presented; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

           

Petitions:

 

            There were none.

           

 

Budget Transfers:

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that there five budget transfers, they were from account D2770 to D5130.4 in the amount of $74.87 for a refund/over payment check received, from account D2770 to D9060.8 in the amount of $836.62 for reimbursed for health care Bosinski, from A2770 to A4540.4 in the amount of $856.00 for squad duplicate payment refund, from A2372 to A1440.4 in the amount of $224.33 for monies received from Erie County for Master Plan and from the Highway Sick Reserve account to D5110.1 in the amount of $18,793.60 for Bosinski’s  accrued sick pay.

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to approve the budget transfers as presented by Supervisor Nellis; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.      

 

 

Audit Bills:

 

            Supervisor Nellis noted that there was one addition to the Fire Fund for account SF3410.4 to R.D. Murray in the amount of $5,019.34.  The Audit of Bills is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

September 2000

 

DESCRIPTION

VOUCHER NUMBERS

 

AMOUNT

General Fund

466 – 528

$32,557.76

Highway Dept. Fund

209 – 236

$56,880.05

Fire Dept. Fund

186 – 211

$16,312.93

Recreation Dept. Fund

142 – 173

$8,552.68

Refuse and Garbage Fund

21 – 23

$47,281.91

Street Lights Fund

12 – 13

$4,213.28

Water Fund

16

$3,795.69

Trust & Agency Fund

-

$0

Capital Fund

-

$0

Community Development

-

$0

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve the Audit of Bills as corrected; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

Departmental Reports:

 

            Department reports for the month of September 2000 were presented by Paul Shephard, Eden Emergency Squad; Michael Jacobs for William Laing, Eden Fire Chief; Kevin Schoenthal, East Eden Fire Chief; Patrick Howard, Eden Police Chief; Ronald Maggs, Superintendent of Highways; William Trask, Town Attorney; Mary Jo Hultquist, Town Clerk; Scott Henry, Zoning Code Enforcement Officer; Susan Brass, Recreation Director; R.Ferris Randall, Chairman Board of Assessors.  All reports read are on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

            After Paul Shephard, Eden Emergency Squad gave his report; Mr. Shephard also stated that on Saturday, October 14, 2000 an open house would be held at the Eden Emergency Squad and the Eden Fire Department.  Once again Mr. Shephard thanked the Superintendent of Highways for the use of his truck while the Emergency Squad was at R.D. Murray for the installation of the tower light.  The use of his truck made it convenient for the Eden Emergency Squad to carry necessary equipment to respond to emergency calls.

            It was at this time that Supervisor Nellis took a moment to thank all the emergency services for their work and support during the August 9th rainstorm that also caused a power outage.

            After Michael Jacobs gave the Eden Fire Department report he made note that of the 881 man-hours for the month of August, 217 man-hours were attributed to the power outage on August 9th and 430 man-hours to the fire at the Eckherd/Surefine building.

            Mr. Jacobs also reported that the fire department explored the possibility of doing live burn training on the house at 2560 Sandrock Road.  However, due to the general condition of the house and the lack of water supply in the area, the fire department felt not feasible and the property owner has been advised of their decision.  The fire department may have another house on the Henry farm available for live burn training probably in October.  Discussions will take place with the Supervisor as things progress.

            After Mr. Jacobs report, Supervisor Nellis noted that Mr. Brown president of Store Owners who own the building of Surefine thanked the Eden Fire Department for the fine work done during the fire at the building August 28th.  Supervisor Nellis also noted that with the exceptional help of everyone to re-open Surefine, the store reopened Sunday September 10th.           

            Departmental reports continued with Chief Howard and after giving his report Chief Howard requested that with the resignation of Mark Dole due to a promotion with the NFTA, that Michael Rakiecki who also has served as a member of the Reserve Police replaces Mark Dole.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew based on Chief Howard’s recommendation to accept the resignation of Mark Dole with regret and extend the Board’s appreciation for his years of service; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to accept with the recommendation of Chief Howard that Michael Rakiecki replace Mark Dole on the Eden Police; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Chief Howard thanked the Town Board and noted that there will be no added expense to the Eden Police Department.  Mr. Rakiecki will be working the same hours that Mark Dole worked.          

           

            Then Chief Howard requested the creation of a seventh part time police dispatcher position that would also not be an added expense as it is already in the budget.  Currently the Police Department has six part time positions.

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to approve the creation of a seventh part time Police Dispatcher position as required by civil service; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

            Ronald Maggs, Superintendent of Highways requested the following transfers; from D2770 to D5110.4 in the amount of $3,089.16 for residential pipe permit money, from D5120.2 to D5110.4 in the amount of $5,000.00 and from D5120.4 to D5110.4 in the amount of $5,000.00.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve the budget transfers as stated by Superintendent of Highways, Ron Maggs; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Mr. Maggs also reported that the County Highway Association has been working with Erie County on the Snow Plowing Contract the five-year contract has expired and the association has been working all summer on a new contract.  A finally meeting was held last Wednesday and it was voted to approve a five-year contract with a 5% increase per year and that the contract states instead of “snow removal” it would be changed to “snow plowing”.

            Lastly Mr. Maggs reported that he had done a final inspection on the Oakhill Subdivision and that it looked good.

            Town Attorney, William Trask reported that he has drafted a Local Law for debris removal from subdivisions and have forwarded copies to the Supervisor and the Building Inspector.

            After Scott Henry gave his report, Supervisor Nellis extended the Town Board’s appreciation for the time that he spent expediting Surefine’s re-opening after the fire.

            After Susan Brass gave her report, Councilwoman Pew asked if there are any plans on a dedication ceremony for Gorcica Field.  Mrs. Brass stated that it will be discussed further at the next Eden Recreation Board meeting and that they are looking to do something in the Fall.  Councilman Vacco asked the status of the basketball hoops being installed at Gorcica Field, Mrs. Brass stated that it is hard for one person to install and that there is a need for more volunteers to complete the installation since volunteers over the summer were limited.  Supervisor Nellis noted that two questions were brought to the attention of the Supervisor regarding the playing of baseball at Gorcica Field and that it was his understanding as the project was put together the intent was that there wouldn’t be any baseball played at Gorcica Field until Spring 2001 because of the need for the field to be sodded and the backstop installed. The second question was “why no soccer games were played at Gorcica Field this Fall?”  Mrs. Brass stated that the Eden Youth Soccer Association chose not to schedule any games this year. 

James Brass added that the Eden Youth Soccer Association may want to put two small fields at Gorcica Field instead of one large one and that is currently in debate because of the increase in younger kids playing soccer as opposed to older kids.

            R. Ferris Randall, Chairman of the Board of Assessors reported that the update to the assessments is on going and they have been working with the State.  The assessors have sent out to the farmers a form to fill out telling the assessors what the break down is of the property.  Mr. Ferris currently doesn’t see any problems with the update and feels that it will turn out very well. There should not be a large impact on taxpayers. 

 

 

 

New and Unfinished Business:

           

            Supervisor Nellis requested that three items be added to the agenda they were as follows:

                        14.) Community Development Funding – setting of hearing

                        15.) Debris Removal from Subdivisions

            16.) Old Computers

 

 

 

1.) Status of Funding for Water District No. 4

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis took a moment to explain to the students present what the Town has had to do since the proposal of Water District No. 4 and how the Town and the residents that will be a part of Water District No. 4 will pay for the funding of the project.            Supervisor Nellis then reported Congressman Quinn sent a letter dated September 7, 2000 that stated the surplus monies from the fiscal year 2000 would not be available to the Town of Eden, however the Town of Eden would be considered for the fiscal year 2001 which starts October 1, 2000.  Supervisor Nellis felt that Eden was one of the first communities that would receive some funding and if so the town should hear something by the first of the year.

 

 

2.) Report from Town Attorney on Establishing Drainage District No. 1 (Oakhill Phase 

     III Part B Subdivision)

 

 

            Town Attorney, William Trask stated that he understands that the Town will not be spending any monies on the improvements at the subdivision and that the developer is going to put in all the drainage facilities.  Mr. Trask stated that the Town then would not need State Comptroller approval of the special district.  Mr. Trask will be dealing with the developer’s attorney and the developer will be presenting to the Town Board a petition for the establishment of the District. 

 

 

3.) Approval of Town Hall Building Brick Repair  

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis indicated that during the last few years the Town Board has been trying to solve the problem of the leaking roof over by the elevator.  There are still some problems of leakage and it is the feeling that the problem lies with the old mortar especially next to the elevator shaft.  Supervisor Nellis had Marty Szal, Custodian call a contractor and have the building looked at. Marty received an estimate from Brockman Brothers, Inc. which is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.  The quote included the back of the building to remove old mortar and re-point large cracks next to elevator shaft and then after pointing seal brick.   Then point above and around rear glass block window.  At the west side of building remove old mortar and re-point three top corners of two windows.  The corner closest to the road, remove brick and relay new brick as needed.  Point above the windows at cracks in center and four feet above south window as needed and replace two brick parking lot side with new brick.  The cost would be $2,695.00.

            Supervisor Nellis recommended to move ahead and asked for approval for Brockman Brothers Inc. to do the work needed on the Town Hall building.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to accept the bid from Brockman Brothers Inc. in the amount of $2,695.00 to repair and re-point the mortar on the Town Hall building; seconded by Councilman Krycia.  There was a brief discussion, Councilman Krycia asked if this repair in the Master Plan that Wendel put together a couple of years ago.  Supervisor Nellis stated that it was an item that has been looked at to be taken care of in the future and the money will be coming from the renovation account.  After the brief discussion the Motion was put to vote.  All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis also noted that the Motion requires the thirty-day permissive referendum.

            Councilman Krycia then read the following RESOLUTION;

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUPERVISOR GLENN R. NELLIS TO EXPEND FUNDS FROM THE TOWN FACILITIES CAPITAL IMPROVMENTS RESERVE FUND OF THE TOWN OF EDEN, SUBJECT TO A PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM.

 

The Town Board of the town of Eden, duly convened in regular session, does hereby resolve pursuant to the provisions of Section 6-c of the General Municipal Law of the Sate of New York that the Town Supervisor of the Town of Eden be and is hereby authorized and directed to transfer from the Town Facilities Capital Improvements Reserve Fund of the Town of Eden to the Town Hall Contractual Account A1620.4 the sum of $2,695.00 from said Reserve Fund for the purpose of re-pointing and re-bricking various sections of the Town Hall Building located at 2795 East Church Street, Eden, New York.

 

This resolution shall be subject to a permissive referendum, as permitted by law.

Seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; the Resolution was adopted.

 

 

 

4.) Approval of Purchase – Laser Scanner for Eden Tax Collector

 

 

            Mary Jo Hultquist, Town Clerk and Tax Collector requested the purchase of a hand-held laser scanner for tax bills. The first scanner was purchased in 1995 for one of the two workstations in the Town Clerk’s office.  Mrs. Hultquist stated that a second would be most helpful during the receiving of taxes.  The total cost of the scanner is $350.00, the same price as in 1995 and $175.00 has been requested from Betty Hassett, Eden Central Central School that would expend $175.00 from the Town Clerk’s budget.  Mrs. Hultquist’s request is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to approve the expenditure of $175.00 for the purchase of a hand-held laser scanner; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

 

5.) Eden Town Hall and Eden Library Parking Lots Improvements

 

            Ronald Maggs, Superintendent of Highways stated that he has taken a closer look at the work that needs to be done on the parking lots and recommended to the Town Board not to accept any of the bids at this time.  Mr. Maggs reviewed the bids received and felt that the Highway department may be able to do some of the work that would be deal with the drainage system of the lots.  Mr. Maggs also noted that the bids may be high due to the cost of oil at this time and maybe it would be in the best interest of the Town to wait maybe until prices come down.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to reject the three bids received by the Town of Eden at this time for the Eden Town Hall and Eden Library parking lot improvements; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

           

 

 

6.) Application for renewal of Liquor License/Newell Faulkner Post 880

 

            Supervisor Nellis read a letter received from Frank B. Prell, Treasurer of the Newell Faulkner Post 880 dated August 24, 2000 informing the Town of their application for a liquor license renewal.  A copy of the letter is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

 

 

7.) Approval of Two Drainage Projects

           

            Supervisor Nellis referred to a memo received from the Drainage Committee pertaining to proposed drainage projects.  The Drainage Committee met on August 17, 2000 and they recommended that two projects be completed, one in the East Eden Road area for $2,400.00 and one in the Schreiner Road area for $3,400.00, totaling $5,800.00.  The Drainage Committee recognizes the present balance in account 8540.4 is about $5,000.00, but wishes the Town Board to authorize this work notwithstanding the budget shortfall.  The memo is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

            Supervisor Nellis then read the description of both projects.  The first being Schreiner Road (across from sewer pumping station);

i)                1300” ditch cleaning (900’ west toward Derby Road, 400’ north toward March Road)

ii)              First 200’ of dirt removed or graded out below 200’ from road

iii)            Re-grade into field

iv)             There is a permanent easement on property

v)               Will secure any other easements if necessary

 

Supervisor Nellis stated that two bids were received on project 1 from:

i)                Ron Gier - $3,400.00

ii)              Schreiber and Winkelman - $3,475.00

 

Supervisor Nellis then read the description of the second project, East Eden Road (between Schreiber Drive and Keller Road going southeast towards Keller Road):

i)                900’ ditch cleaning

ii)              400’ needs to be removed

iii)            500’ re-grade into field

iv)             Will secure any easements necessary

Supervisor Nellis state that two bids were received on project 2 from:

i)                Ron Gier - $2,500.00

ii)              Schreiber and Winkelman - $2,400.00

 

Supervisor Nellis stated that it was recommended that for project 1 the low bid of $3,400.00 from Ron Gier be accepted and for project 2 the low bid of $2,400.00 from Schreiber and Winkelman.

 

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to accept the low bids as recommended by the Drainage Committee for the Schreiner Road project, Ron Gier in the amount of $3,400.00 and for the East Eden Road project, Schreiber and Winkelman in the amount of $2,400.00; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

8.) School Board Recognition Week

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that the Town and the School Board have been working together on several projects like the technology project.  A questionnaire was done at the Corn Festival, which asked a series of questions of needs in the community like a family support center.  On a statewide basis October 23-27, 2000 would be School Board Recognition Week.

 

 

Councilman Krycia read and moved the following Proclamation:

 

 

 

A PROCLAMATION

EDEN SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK

 

WHEREAS,   School board Recognition Week is an annual event celebrated in school                      districts throughout New York State; and

 

WHEREAS,   the men and woman serving as members of school boards are dedicated to children, learning and community; they devote many hours of service to public education and continually strive for improvement, quality and progress in education; and

 

WHEREAS,   the members of Eden’s school board are community leaders who provide an invaluable resource as local decision makers; they respond to the respective needs of their communities, serving the interests of schoolchildren and preparing them for the future; and

 

WHEREAS,   it is fitting to support this annual celebration in recognition of the contributions of members of the Eden School Board;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn R. Nellis, on behalf of the entire Eden Town Board, do hereby proclaim October 23-27, 2000 as SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK in the Town of Eden, in appreciation and thanks for their countless hours of service to public education.

 

Seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None. The Proclamation was approved.

 

 

 

 

9.) Bley Road Mobile Home Park

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that a public hearing was held and there were questions related to issues of access of the Mobile Home Park in the event of an emergency.  

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to issue a license to Mr. & Mrs. Clark for operation of a Mobile Home Park on Bley Road subject to the following condition: The access road/driveway to the park will be kept open and clear at all times to allow free and clear ingress and egress to the entire park by emergency vehicles; seconded by Councilwoman Pew. There was a brief discussion that if the Emergency Services see that the access to the park is getting narrowed, with the assistance of Scott Henry, Code Enforcement Officer to enforce the condition mentioned by Supervisor Nellis.  A twelve-foot wide area is needed so that the road is not obstructed during an emergency.  After the discussion the Motion was then put to vote; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

10.) Recreation Trust and Agency Account Expenditure        

           

 

            Supervisor Nellis referred to a letter received from the Recreation Department dated September 4, 2000, which is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.  The letter was a request for transfer of funds in the amount of $2,500.00 from Recreation Trust and Agency Account to Account A7110.1-Recreation Maintenance Personnel.  The request stated that the construction of the shelter at Gorcica Filed would be built by volunteers and as it turned out the Recreation Maintenance Crew spent over 245 hours at Gorcica Field building the shelter and installing the playground equipment.  The hours were not budgeted and there is expectation of a short fall in the Recreation Maintenance Budget (A7110.1) of approximately $2,500.00.

 

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to approve the transfer from the Recreation Trust and Agency Account in the amount of $2,500.00 to the Recreation Maintenance Personnel Account A7110.1; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.      

 

 

 

11.) Recommendations from the Town Planning Board

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis referred to a letter received from the Eden Planning Board dated September 8, 2000 stating that the Eden Planning Board made the following recommendations:

  1. Tim Dinse – To approve the special use permit to construct a pond at R8849 East Eden Road pending a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
  2. Paul Alessi – This pond request at 2450 West Church Street has been referred to the Zoning Board for two variances and will require no action of the Town Board.

 

A copy of the letter is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to establish a Public Hearing October 11, 2000 at 8:45 P.M. for a special use permit to construct a pond at R8849 East Eden Road pending a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals as recommended by the Eden Planning Board; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

12.) Proclamation – CROP Walk

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis explained that the Crop Walk is a way for a community to raise money for world hunger, which is a growing problem here in the United States and overseas.  Church World Service/Crop has been working with churches to alleviate the challenge for world hunger.  Crop Walks have been held in communities across the country to raise funds for hunger programs with 25% of the funds raised to remain in the community to support and assist people in the community.  The churches of Eden and nearby communities will have their tenth annual Crop Walk on Sunday September 24, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. starting from the Eden United Methodist Church.

            Supervisor Nellis then read the following Proclamation and moved it:

 

WHEREAS,   hunger is a growing problem both here in the United States and overseas, Church World Service/CROP has been working with churches to alleviate the challenge of world hunger since the period following World War II; and

WHEREAS,   CROP Walks have been held in communities across the country to raise funds for hunger programs with 25% of the funds remaining in the local community to support and assist persons there; and

WHEREAS,   the churches of Eden and nearby communities will have their tenth annual CROP Walk on Sunday September 24 at 2:00 P.M. starting from the Eden United Methodist Church; and

WHEREAS,   the Eden/North Collins Area Ecumenical Food Pantry has been supplying the food needs of persons and families in our community with the assistance of donations from individuals, organizations, schools, churches and the proceeds from the annual CROP Walk; and

WHEREAS,   it is a pleasure to extend support and best wishes to all those who are participating in the Eden CROP Walk for success in all their endeavors;

NOW, THEREFORE, I do proclaim Sunday, September 24th as CROP Walk Day in Eden and encourage all members of the Eden community to support those participating in the CROP Walk and the services provided by the Eden/North Collins Area Ecumenical Food Pantry.

Seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; the Proclamation was adopted.

 

 

13.) Town Resolution – 2000 STOP-DWI Contract

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve the adoption of the following resolution:

 

TOWN OF EDEN RESOLUTION

TO ENTER INTO CONTRAT WITH

ERIE COUNTY STOP-DWI PROGRAM

 

 

            WHEREAS,   Erie County has established a special traffic options program for

                                    driving while intoxicated; the STOP-DWI PROGRAM; and

 

            WHEREAS,   this program in coordination with the County, Towns, Cities &

                                    Villages is an effort to reduce alcohol-related traffic injuries and

                                    fatalities; and

 

            WHEREAS,   the Town of Eden has applied to the Erie County STOP-DWI

                                    Coordinator for the funding of certain alcohol traffic safety law

                                    enforcement activities for the period January 1, 2000 to

                                    December 31, 2000;

 

            NOW, THREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:  that the Town of Eden enter into the

                                    mutually agreed upon contract between the County of Erie and the                                         Town of Eden for the 2000 STOP-DWI PROGRAM.                                                

 

Seconded by Councilwoman Pew; all “Ayes”; Motion carried

 

 

 

14.) Community Projects

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis requested that a Public Hearing be held October 11, 2000 at 8:00 P.M. for comments on Community projects.  Supervisor Nellis stated that input was received from citizens as to projects to be done.  One geographical area to be considered is the west side of Route 62, Shadagee Road to New Jerusalem Road.  The Town may submit up to three projects to be considered.

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to schedule a Public Hearing for October 11, 2000 at 8:00 P.M. for discussion pertaining the consideration of at least three projects to be done in the Town of Eden; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

15.) Draft Law – Debris removal from subdivisions

 

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to schedule a Public Hearing for October 11, 2000 at 8:30 P.M. for discussion of a Town Law pertaining to debris removal from subdivisions; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

16.) Old Computers

                      

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to dispose the old computers as seen fit by the Eden Town Board; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All –“Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried. 

 

 

Supervisor Report:

 

            Supervisor Nellis reminded those present that the Public Hearing for the Eden Master Plan will be held Wednesday September 27, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall and that copies of the final draft can be reviewed in the Town Clerk’s office, the Eden Library and the Supervisor’s office. 

            Lastly Supervisor Nellis asked that with the concerns of the West Nile Virus in the area that residents take care of any standing water that may prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

 

 

 

Hearing of Visitors:

 

            Ruth Szalasny of 3048 Belknap Road

 

 

Adjournment:

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board and go into Executive Session for personnel; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board at 9:20 P.M.

 

 

Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

 

 

Mary Jo Hultquist

Town Clerk    

 

 

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